Roddy McDowall Rank
About Roddy McDowall
Roddy McDowall was a Tony Award-winning English-American actor, whose 60-year career as an actor saw him appear in approximately 130 movies, including 1943's Lassie Come Home, 1963'sCleopatra and 1968's Planet of the Apes and its sequels. He also made appearances in scores of television dramas and plays. He was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1960.
He was born to Winifriede Lucinga and Thomas Andrew McDowall. He grew up with an older sister named Virginia. Throughout his life, he never got married nor fathered a child.
Despite never talking about his sexual orientation, many believe he was gay.
In 1974, while investigating a case of copyright infringement and film piracy, a number of FBI agents raided his home, where they seized over 1,000 video cassettes.
In 1940, he and his family fled to the United States because of the outbreak of the Second World War. He became an American citizen nine years later.
Besides acting, he also made a name for himself as a professional photographer.
Roddy McDowall Rank
Roddy McDowall's Popularity
Roddy McDowall was a famous English actor, who was born on September 17, 1928. As a person born on this date, Roddy McDowall is listed in our database as the 27th most popular celebrity for the day (September 17) and the 26th most popular for the year (1928).
People born on September 17 fall under the Zodiac sign of Virgo, the Virgin. Roddy McDowall is the 900th most popular Virgo.
Aside from information specific to Roddy McDowall's birthday, Roddy McDowall is the 729th most famous English.
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